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    NYT = New York TimesWSJ = Wall Street JournalWaPo = Washington PostCS Monitor = Christian Science MonitorLA Times = Los Angeles TimesChronicle of Higher Ed = Chronicle of Higher EducationWe also typically use the suffix "News" when dealing with the subdepartment of a much larger entity, as in "ABC News" or "BBC News." However, if the organization is already a dedicated news channel or website, we omit "News," as in CNN, MSNBC, etc.